Yesterday I had a chance to meet with Harry from Pioneer at their booth during CES 2012. Here is the interview I did with him. I asked him tough questions about Pioneer’s questionable design/layout choices as well as gained some insight into what kind of consumer product testing Pioneer goes through before releasing a new model to the market. A big thanks goes out to my husband John, for his wonderful camera work. Thanks babe, I couldn’t have done it without you.
Hi, Thank you for the update, and thank you for the video!
Excellent. Thank you for the video. Did you by chance happen to ask if Pioneer will be offering an upgrade from previous models to the new 2012 models? Specifically the Z130BT to Z140BH? What was your thought on the new navigation being used?
Hi, thanks for checking out the post. To answer your question, in the past Pioneer has offered upgrades for their older models. Most recently they offered a $120 upgrade for the AVICZ120BT and the AVICZ110BT to bring them up to the AVICZ130BT standards. So I expect to see this option in 2012, but Pioneer won’t give me a definitive answer on if and when. The actual map view hasn’t really changed much from the AVICZ130BT.